The BlogPoll Is Confused But Getting Better

One of the better things about the Blogpoll that I've failed to comment on so far is the weekly writeup of our Polling Overlord, Andy Hutchins recapping the votes with ballot math. I would most certainly be in there if it wasn't for missing the deadline last week. Expect next week to be fun.

College Football Rankings 2011

Results for Week 4

# School Points/blog SD Delta
1 Oklahoma Sooners (54) 24.68 2.33 Arrow_up 2
2 LSU Tigers (39) 24.26 2.19 --
3 Alabama Crimson Tide (11) 23.17 1.79 Arrow_down -2
4 Boise St. Broncos 21.46 0.41 --
5 Wisconsin Badgers 20.22 0.62 Arrow_up 2
6 Stanford Cardinal 20.13 1.49 Arrow_down -1
7 Oklahoma St. Cowboys 17.14 3.27 Arrow_up 1
8 Texas A&M Aggies 15.75 4.10 Arrow_up 1
9 Nebraska Cornhuskers 15.66 4.15 Arrow_up 2
10 South Carolina Gamecocks 13.99 3.89 --
11 Oregon Ducks 13.61 4.68 Arrow_up 2
12 Florida St. Seminoles 13.50 5.08 Arrow_down -6
13 Virginia Tech Hokies 12.89 3.69 Arrow_up 1
14 Arkansas Razorbacks 12.88 3.96 Arrow_down -2
15 Florida Gators 12.05 3.44 Arrow_up 1
16 West Virginia Mountaineers 9.70 3.21 Arrow_up 2
17 South Florida Bulls 8.77 4.13 Arrow_up 2
18 Baylor Bears 7.88 4.03 Arrow_up 2
19 Clemson Tigers 6.50 4.28 Arrow_up 20
20 Texas Longhorns 6.36 3.87 Arrow_up 3
21 Michigan Wolverines 4.54 4.19 Arrow_up 4
22 USC Trojans 4.53 4.81 Arrow_up 2
23 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 3.42 4.14 Arrow_up 10
24 Illinois Fighting Illini 3.40 3.93 Arrow_up 11
25 TCU Horned Frogs 2.87 2.84 Arrow_up 1
Others Receiving Votes: Iowa St. Cyclones | Houston Cougars | Fla. International Golden Panthers | North Carolina Tar Heels | Michigan St. Spartans | Vanderbilt Commodores | Miami Hurricanes | California Golden Bears | Maryland Terrapins | Missouri Tigers | Utah Utes | Arizona St. Sun Devils | Ohio Bobcats | San Diego St. Aztecs | Mississippi St. Bulldogs | Penn St. Nittany Lions | Ohio St. Buckeyes | Iowa Hawkeyes | Georgia Bulldogs | Pittsburgh Panthers | Notre Dame Fighting Irish | Auburn Tigers | Temple Owls | Texas Tech Red Raiders
Updated: Sep 20, 2011 9:32 AM EDT

SB Nation BlogPoll College Football Rankings 2011

-Not too much to argue with number one and two. Even though I weigh my ballot heavily by resume, I have the same perception.

-I have the same feeling about Bama and where they are going. But it looks like beating Penn St. means a lot more around the rest of the country than it does here.

-Everyone else was clearly thinking about the Quentin Coryatt hit and not who T A&M has played so far.

-Where I think perception goes too far is when Virginia Tech is ranked 13th. Logan Thomas will probably turn out to be a fine quarterback, but he's having some growing pains against some rather pedestrian competition. The defense is as good as you would expect Bud Foster to have. At best I wouldn't feel good about putting them anything higher than 20, though.

-I have West Virginia ranked much lower than the poll at large. I've watched the BlogPoll gods at work, first hand. It's for the best. Trust me.

-I flirted with the idea of putting Illinois in, but then I remembered Ron Zook coaches this team.

-My own ballot produced at least one negative comment about Florida State. To be fair, I should have said this and not that and deserved to be called out. "I had said the week before that the winner of OU-FSU would go way up and the other would come way down because neither had played anyone. FSU got beat by 10 at home and could do absolutely nothing on the ground but be tackled."

-Putting Notre Dame in at 25 was wrong, but felt right.

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